John Nicholls

John Nicholls

Posted on 07/15/2013


Photo taken on July 15, 2013


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As you may know the month of July & August on Tanna Island is known for its Circumcision celebration. All boys as young as 4 undergo this "operation" (traditionally with a piece of sharp bamboo). The boys are welcomed back into the village as young men. Some tribes name their boys by girl’s names until they are circumcised and then are given a boy’s name on the day. This is the second circumcision celebration event I have attended and can highly recommend them as Must Do if you are traveling in Tanna in this period. Ask your accommodation provider if there are any celebrations on (there are many during these months). I think you will like these, I enjoyed taking them, the people I met were just so loveable, many I had not seen for years.More